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Sugar Supplement Blocks Multiple Sclerosis

GlcNAcSugar Supplement Blocks 
Multiple Sclerosis  

What would you say if I told you that a glucosamine like dietary supplement suppresses the damaging autoimmune response seen in Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

Scientists have found that oral N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), which is similar to but more effective than the widely available glucosamine, inhibited the growth and function of abnormal T-cells that in MS incorrectly direct the immune system to attack and break down central nervous system tissue that insulates nerves.

Environmental and inherited risk factors associated with MS—previously poorly understood and not known to be connected—converge to affect how specific sugars are added to proteins regulating the disease. This sugar-based supplement corrects a genetic defect that induces cells to attack the body in MS making metabolic therapy a rational approach that differs significantly from currently available treatments.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Back PainVirtually all proteins on the surface of cells, including immune cells such as T-cells, are modified by complex sugar molecules of variable sizes and composition. Recent studies have linked changes in these sugars to T-cell hyperactivity and autoimmune disease.  (Continue reading this story).

Having MS myself I take a bunch of dietary supplements every day along with bee venom to help keep myself healthy and my body strong. I never really thought to look to glucosamine to make a difference in the way my MS plays havoc on my daily living activities. Wouldn't that be awesome if all it took to potentially "cure" this retched disease was a sugar pill?

MedicationApparently they have already proven on mice with weakened immune systems and gait issues that after taking these dietary supplements there legs began to strengthen and repair themselves at a higher rate of speed. I can think of many past exacerbations where this would have been quite helpful!

Seems like we are getting new break thoroughs everyday in the worlds of science and medicine. Soon we will be able to cure everything. Maybe even live forever!

Do you think it is a good idea to discover the secrets to immortality?

Tags: , , , auto immune, , nerves, nerve damage, , , T-cells, T-cell hyperactivity, , , , oral N-acetylglucosamine, GlcNAc, acetylglucosamine, N-acetylglucosamine, , supplement, sugar, sugar supplement, nervous system, , central nervous system tissue

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